28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Haleakala Crater. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei). The adventure continues: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina road trip website.

Denver to Lahaina is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in January, with highs in Lahaina at 78°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then cruise along Saddle Road, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Waimea.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Waimea trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Hilo to Waimea in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Waimea are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waimea

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Iolani Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial.

Before you visit Honolulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Lightner Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, gain insight at Flagler College, and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to St. Augustine in 13.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Honolulu to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in January; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Sanibel Island

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Sanibel Island is a bit warmer than St. Augustine - with highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marathon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Marathon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's much more to do: stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City route builder app.

Getting from Key West to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 46°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.